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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (9 of 9)

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2009

Hannah’s story ends very differently than it begins, but similarities exist.  The novel begins with Hannah as a sort of mammy – a foil to white womanhood and a surrogate mother to potentially countless black children.  885 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (8 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Conclusion; or, White Womanhood Revisited

It is plausible that Hannah lives out her life as a black woman.  1,046 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (7 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Part of the popularity of women on the minstrel stage stems from their costuming.  Women wore “closely tailored men’s clothes,” according to Annemarie Bean, so regardless of the outfit, the feminine physique remained fully visible (175, 176).  837 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (6 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Distressed by her circumstances, Hannah turns to her bible to find comfort.  She opens it by “chance” to the story of Jacob fleeing from his brother Esau (Crafts 213).  830 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (5 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Collins argues that mothering, whether bloodmothering or othermothering, empowers black women (198).  Katherine Ellison echoes Collins and discusses how othermothering, which she terms “alloparenting” (143) has emboldening effects on women similar to those experienced by biological mothers (139, 144).  928 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (4 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Evelyn, Mr. Cosgrove’s enslaved petted paramour, lives in many senses as Mr. Cosgrove’s wife, while his wife lives as a spurned household object, much like slave.  848 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (3 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Hannah’s mistress dies while in seclusion, and Hannah gets sold to Saddler who trades solely in “good-looking wenches,” which he defines as “young and beautiful women without children” to fill orders in the New Orleans market (Crafts 107).  895 more words

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